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Correlational findings

Study Pfeifer (2013): study DE 2003

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 5 years, 2003-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9972
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of close friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of close friends:
a) One or two
b) Three or four
c) Five or six
d) Seven or eight
e) Nine or ten
f) Eleven or more
g) no friends (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.01 ns One or two (vs zero) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.11 p < .10 Three or four (vs zero) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.19 p < .01 Five or six (vs zero) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.15 p < .10 Seven or eight (vs zero) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.24 p < .01 Nine or ten (vs zero) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.31 p < .01 Eleven or more (vs zero)

b's controlled for:
- marital status
- number of close friends
- household income
- number of persons in household
- german citizenship
- age
- subjective health-status
- employment status
- educational career
- year dummy 2008
- regions